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the arab world. what did the attacks say about the the obama administration's foreign policy. and was mitt romney wrong to criticize the response? plus, as the presidential race kicks into high gear, will the presidential post convention bounce last? rumors of the republican tickets demise premature? welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. anti-american protests spread across the arab world this week over a film in defense of islam and the prophet muhammad following the murder thursday of four american diplomates. including united states ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time
president obama, memorialized ambassador stevens in a speech to the united nations general assembly. a speech in which the president did not say the words assassination, murder, or terrorism in relation to the ambassador's death. the president is once again blamed the terrorist strike against our consulates and the murders of four americans on a low-budget amateurish, anti-islam, almost 14-minute-long youtube video that had been on line for months before the attack. >> in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks. the crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. lou: the president did brave the assault on citizenry and blasted a run for propping up the regime is, supporting terrorism, and for refusing to prove that their nuclear ambitions are peaceful. >> just as it restrains the rights of its own people the iranian government continues to prop up the dictator in damascus and supports terrorist groups abroad. time and again it has failed to take the up today to de
, this crisis turned political. on 9/11 no less. governor romney calls the u.s. response disgraceful, the obama campaign says they're shocked by his response. the mud slinging started before it was even kay break and before we knew how many u.s. officials had been killed. plus as president clinton stumps for president obama in florida, paul ryan releases new ads in his home state of wisconsin to keep his house seat. it's a busy day in political news, too. we'll try to cover it all. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, september 12th, this is the daily rundown. let's get to my first reads. a day that started with a campaign pause for sole almost remembrances on 9/11 endeded with violence abroad and mud slinging here at home. somebody and mitt romney were supposed to take a 24 hour break from campaign to go honest or the victims of 9/11 and pay tribute to american troops still fighting overseas particularly in afghanistan. but the truce didn't last long as a diplomatic crisis in north africa quickly turned political. the white house has confirmed this morning that u.s. ambassador to liby
msnbc. here's what's making news this hour. today president obama added a new campaign stop to his schedule. the president will visit wisconsin next week. it is a state that he won in 2008 by 14 points. but recent polls show mitt romney is closing the gap, ra perhaps helped by paul ryan's prepares on his ticket. paul ryan is in florida today focusing on the economy. >> here is the problem. we don't need sugar high economics. we don't need synthetic money creation. we need economic growth. we want wealth creation. we don't want to print money. we want opportunity and growth. >> one more note here about wisconsin. a judge there has struck down much of the state law championed by governor scott walker that virtually ended collective war beginning rights for most public workers. the law however remains largely in effect for state workers, but not for city, count city and school workers. the state will appeal the decision. we'll have more on these stories in the next two hours. >>> now more on that big labor win in wisconsin, want to bring in the panel. bob cusack, edward isaac, and kat
wish i could get wendy and her job back. barak obama and mitt romney will slug it out and talk about economy and jobs and what they'll do to make things better. i truly believe president obama wishes things were better. but after watching his plans fail for four years, i doubt he will make them better. i do think mitt romney understands if they don't have a job they can't buy a hamburger and if wendy's isn't selling enough hamburgers and the ever-rising food prices they will close people like my special friend wendy won't have a job. i don't expect barak obama or mitt romney to fix it all by themselves. and i know they can't personally keep every windy's open. and so my friend wendy will have a job. i would like bark obama and mitt romney to be able to look wendy in the eyes and convince her and me that they really understand who she is. and she matters as much as any banker or broker on wall street that got balled out of their trouble it is not just jobs, it is people. they don't care about the politics. they just want to feel good again. and investigators are not saying that the at
progressed over the last few days, president obama and his administration struggling to even define our relationship with some of those countries, including egypt. president obama, who refused to take questions from the white house press corps did sit down with telemundo and tried to explain his view of the american relationship with egypt. he said i don't think we would consider them in our life that we don't consider them an enemy. a squall of criticism followed. the white house trying to explain what president obama meant to say. spokesman tommy bidder didn't help a white house effort. he said the word ally doesn't amount to much. and call the term ally a legal term of art. for the record, the oxford english dictionary defines the term as a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity. not much art. in that, a simple word. not necessarily a term. for the president's enjoyment, enemy means a hostile nation or its armed forces or citizens. meanwhile from the white house come obama campaign, much of the mainstream media, and even some republicans
advisers to the obama and romney campaigns. >> i watch c-span every time special events are going on. any time something is going on, i want to watch c-span because they have the best, most unbiased view, so i love c-span. i watched them on -- i watch them on tv or online. i do not know if i have a favorite show. to me, it is just that whenever something is going on, i just know that c-span will have it. >> josh truitt watches cspan. as an's, brought to you public service from your cable provider. >> democrat tim kaine and republican george allen are running for the senate this year. they participated in a debate, moderated by nbc news. >> and good afternoon. welcome to the senatorial debate between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am a moderator of today's event. i want to cover the rules of today's event. it will last one hour and will begin with opening statements, and then the panelists and i will pose questions. those questions are determined by the panelists, by us. they have not been reviewed by the fairfax chamber.
: here's what mitt romney said. i am outraged by the death of an american worker in bengazi. obama administration was not to condemn attacks on diplomatic. but sympathize those that wage the attacks. this is a situation we should stand up. what are the egyptians saying. you had a little bit of the time to get out of here. i have no idea in libya they clearly couldn't protect it and overwomened boy the numbers. they didn't troy to stop >> chris: just keep in mind all of this blood shed is over a dumb movie by an idiot in florida, the pastor terry jones who threatened to burn the qu'ran. 92 and eventually did. this is not the only foreign policy issue. president obama trying to find time to meet with prime minister netanyahu in person. but one thing on his schedule is confirmed. don't know if he will meet with the prime minister of israel but will sit down with david letterman. congressman, good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: what do you make of the story that the white house nixed the president meeting with the prime minister. the white house said it is not true. >> it is a snu
for president obama. >>> meanwhile, on the political front, mitt romney stands by his criticism of the obama administration's handling of the volatile situation in the middle east. those same conservative voices who were knocking on monday are singing romney's praises now. >>> also this morning, former florida governor charlie crist says the gop left him, now he's moving left to help president obama get re-elected. account ex-gov gin up some love in the sunshine state? >>> good morning from washington. it is thursday, september 13, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. >>> we begin with another tumultuous day in the middle east. is president obama dealing with a full fledged foreign policy crisis? sure looks like it this morning. froefts in the arab world linked to an amateur film denouncing islam fueling the demonstrations. hundreds stormed the u.s. embassy grounds in sanaa breaking through an outer perimeter, smashing windows of the security offices outside the embassy and burning cars. security guards tried to hold them off by firing into the air and protesters were unable to
throughout the arab world and a number of the protesters were chanting, obama, obama, we are all osama in reference to osama bin laden and al-qaeda. and to that, the arabian peninsula issued a communique, urging more attacks on u.s. embassies and to quote, bill more american diplomates. according to local press here, the egyptian media, there was a credible threat against the u.s. embassy earlier this month by a jihady group based in the sinai peninsula here. so far that threat has not materialized, but a step up in the security at the american embassy here, just about 100 yards to my left and the roads down to the embassy and 18 foot high concrete blocks, blocking entire roads on the way down to the embassy and obviously, the other embassies around the middle east, around the arab world, we're now seeing a reenforcement with marines sent in to help secure against possible protests coming in the next few weeks, kelly. back to you. >> and leyland, quickly you mentioned obama, obama, we're all usama. that's alarming for those in the western world. and can you tell us what the egyptian au
. and barack obama and mitt romney are going to be slugging it out the next six weeks and talk a lot about the economy and jobs and what they're going to do to make things better. you i truly believe president obama wishes things were better, but after watching his plans fail for four years, i doubt he's going be to be able to make them better. i think that mitt romney understands if people don't have a job they can't buy a hamburger at wendy's, if wendy's isn't selling enough hamburgers for the food and insurance and people will close and special friends like wendy, won't have a be job. and i know they can't personally keep every wendy's open just so my little friend wendy will have a job, but i really would like both barack obama and mitt romney to be able to look wendy in the eyes and convince her and me that they really understand who she is and that she matters as much as any banger or broker on wall street that got bailed out of their trouble. you see, it's not just about jobs, it's about people and a lot of them don't care about the politics. they just want to feel good again. [appl
and is rally flags and burned in effigy, president obama. all the while calling for complete shutdown of all businesses and government offices. in afghanistan a suicide bomber killing at least 12 people after debt it thatting a car filled with explosives, next to a bus full of foreigners. afghan insurgent group claimed responsibility for that attack calling it a response to the anti-islam online video. the u.s. military suspending most joint field operations with afghan forces. that after a number of insider attacks by the very men our forces are there to train. afghan soldiers killing 51 nato troops this year alone, more than the past two years combined. meanwhile the united states government backing away from the spontaneous attack description by the administration's spokesmen and spokespersons over the past week about events in libya, events that led to the murder of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. fox news has confirmed from an intelligence source on the ground in benghazi that there was no significant or sizable demonstration of any kind in benghazi when the at
a recording from president obama's past is also getting some attention. the then state lawmaker in this video talks about spreading the wealth. >> i think the trib is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. martha: raises a lot of philosophical questions about the differences in this campaign. chief political correspondent carl cameron riding the bus with the romney campaign. and he is live from dallas on the way to the airport this morning. good morning, carl, how is all this playing out? >> reporter: well, for republicans, martha they see this something of a rhetorical gold mine opportunity. when you listen to what the president said back when he was a state senator in illinois in 1998 he said structure government, pool resources and redistribute wealth. that to republicans is proof what they have been alleging since the obama administration started, that in effect, the president is trying to completely
obama had this to say. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find its way. they were democratically elected, i think that we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident. >> well, in fact, by law, since the 1980s, egypt is designated one of 15 nonnato allies. victoria newland confirmed nothing has changed from a policy standpoint. on the political front, however, the white house tried to contain damage, saying mr. obama was speaking coll ok woracolloquial. ben wedeman on the ground for us. homeland security adviser fran townsend with us. our national security contributor and member of the external advisory committee. she visited egypt with her employer. and we have a fellow at stanford hoover institution is that firing in the background right now? >> actually, anderson, that is protesters firing fireworks in the direction of security forces which are literally right below this balcony and this is happening sort of on an hourly basis throughout the day and well into the night. >
pressure on obama to take a hard line on iran. >> the world tells israel wait, there is still time. i say wait for what? those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran, don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. i you know, the israeli politician and speaker of the knesset and also the author of israel and the will to prevail and before we talk about that statement. your reaction to the riots in libya that happened on tuesday, egypt, happening again today and tunisia and yemen all against american interest. >> you ask why and what is the reasoning in there is no reasoning in the middle east. you are giving them millions of dollars and look at what is happening today. in writing the book, you should not apply the value of reasoning in the u.s.. we live there. it is a tough neighbor. you cannot appease those people. >> brian: you heard the ambassador saying they need friend and we should be patient. >> enough with the friendly and you tried it. president obama tried from the day he was elected. he went to cairo and went and gave a nice speech.
obama will speak at 10:35 eastern this morning in the rose garden. hillary clinton secretary of state will be with him. and here is the latest what's happening in the middle east and this is what the president will be talking about later on. the u.s. ambassador to libya killed in a rocket attack. his name is chris stevens, one of four americans killed in the attack. a rocket hitting the consulate in benghazi and an angry mob gathered outside. what were they so angry about? a movie, yeah, a movie supposedly mocked the prophet muhammad and the president strongly condemning the attack and saying this, quoting now, while the united states rejects the efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others, we must oppose the violence that took the lives of these public servants. again, the president will speak about this attack 10:35 eastern, we will carry it for you. and the u.s. embassy in cairo attacked. an american flag was ripped down and destroyed there and remember, we've given billions in aid to egypt. coming up in a few moments, ambassador john bolton will join us, where is america's mi
. and president obama had a pointed answer on egypt in an interview last night with spanish-language telemundo. >> i don't think that we'd consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government that's trying to find its way. they were democratically elected, and we need to see how they respond to this incident. in some cases, they've said the right things; in some, they've taken steps not aligned with our interests. >> woodruff: morsi spoke with mr. obama last night and asked for action against the maker of the inflammatory video, titled "the innocence of muslims." >> ( translated ): i called him in order to ask him to put an end to such behavior. and of course, we assured president obama that we will be keen and we will not permit any such event, any such occurrence in our country against the embassy territories in the future. >> woodruff: today, in washington, secretary of state clinton called the video "disgusting and reprehensible." >> it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. but as i said yesterday, ther
have a better chance because i'm just like, obama come into the presidential race. he was really unknown and give people a chance. but it holds and got a lot. not on his mistakes but the mistakes ryan mcginniss grew. thanks so much. >> host: jen on the republican's line. >> caller: it's funny what the independent just said about brian being in government accounts at, that you know the vice president biden was in government since he was 29. we paid his bills. anyway, but i just want to kill you, i think it's neat right is doing this. these are the people that are going to be stuck with the debt, the debt we are putting out there. and for ben bernanke got to get in a political deal like this, 40 billion a month and the aegon is so crappy and jobs, hello, mr. president, what if you don't? talk about values. when paul ryan boasting about mitt romney needs to speak more about himself, mitt romney doesn't do that because he is humble. in his church, which is my church, it doesn't matter if you're a schoolteacher, bishop our mitt romney with his money, you're treated the same way and yo
, barack obama saying that he doesn't really consider egypt an ally or an enemy at this point, that it really is time will tell, this is a work in progress. that really is kind of a stunning change of position from the white house perspective. >> reporter: i think that that statement took many people by surprise and shocked them a great deal. part of the anti-u.s. sentiment, and there is an anti-u.s. sentiment in the clashes today and in the protests on tuesday and in the various countries where the protests are taking plaes, the u.s. has been -- egypt has been a major ally for the u.s. to the extent that five different u.s. administrations supported our dictator, mubarak. i think the white house realized, because over the past few minutes i've been reading statements, the white house realized what a shocking statement that was and it looks like they're trying to back pedal from this idea that egypt has been demoted as an ally. i think everybody right now feels how sensitive the situation is and understands this political jockeying for power and again to reiterate, it's -- the
in to the u.s. embassy in yemen. in telephone calls today, president obama be thanked the president of yemen for condemning this embassy attack, but he told the president of egypt that the embassy there needs to be better protected. all of this, of course, comes a day after the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a fiery assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. our team of correspondents is covering every angle of this story, and we begin in benghazi where charlie d'agata made it inside the american consulate where the americans died. >> reporter: the attackers made sure there was nothing left. every single room in every single building on this compound looks like this-- torched and ransacked. no place was safe and there is nowhere to hide. a young neighbor zahi braham najem, showed us around the ruins. he used to visit the consulate often before it was destroyed. >> they burn everything, they steal everything, and they broke the dishes. >> reporter: the people in the neighborhood we spoke to said it wasn't clear who was behind the attack. a libyan secu
romney's taking heat even from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been throwing rocks and fire bombs as police answer with tear gas. in yemen, police open fire to disperse rioters at the u.s. embassy where a security wall was breached. security officials report four deaths. and in iraq, protesters stepped on and then burned a symbolic american flag as rival sunni and shiite muslims marched together. libyan authorities have now made at least one arrest in
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